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The Priceless Benefits of Volunteering with Behind the Book

Guest Post by BtB Intern Katie Shumaker My love for reading is what initially drew me to volunteer with Behind the Book. Growing up biracial I struggled with my identity, in part, because I did not feel there were enough accurate representations of Chinese-Americans in literature and popular culture. However, in high school my love […]

Have You Heard? Volunteering With Behind The Book Is Your Best Bet to Grow

Guest Post by BtB Intern Jennifer Daniels I stumbled across Behind the Book while searching for somewhere to volunteer. I saw their mission and was hooked! It was unique, inspiring, and progressive. As a bookworm myself, the prospect of being involved with an organization that encourages children to read was a chance I couldn’t miss. […]

Rita Williams-Garcia Energizes Classrooms Through her Exciting, Real-life Examples

The classroom buzzed with excitement as students settled in for an hour of storytelling. This time the story was personal. It was the story of a young girl with big dreams who never gave up. “One of the things I love about New Orleans, it has some of the richest culture in this country,” describes […]

Inside the Org: Q&A with Young Executive Board Member Alissa Nigro

No one values the Behind the Book team more than us. It is because of these individuals that we are able to bring life-changing programs to the underserved public schools in NYC. Today meet Alissa Nigro and her favorite reads. Tell us a little bit about your day job. What do you do outside of […]